Judaism -- Customs and practices
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box B355.05.0005: Series B355.05; Series B355.06 [U186023246188]
Overview Dr. John Elsner was born in Vienna on May 4, 1844 and migrated to America as a young man. Elsner graduated from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1866, he graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York. After becoming interested in the American West, he led a wagon train into Colorado in 1866 and was Denver's first Jewish physician. He was appointed Denver County physician in 1870 and was the prime mover in the establishment of Denver's first general hospital (now...
Overview The Saliman family of Denver, Colorado dates back to Paul Michael (known as Michael) and Bessie Radetsky Saliman, both from Russia and born in 1852 and 1853, respectively. As did most Jewish families, Paul Michael and his wife Bessie Radetsky Saliman settled on the west side near Sloan's Lake in 1886. Michael pushed a cart through the alleys of Denver collecting rags and junk to re-sell, finally developing a business of collecting, cleaning and recycling milk bottles for local dairies.Included...
Overview Topics include: Born in Russia, father a cattle dealer; married in Russia to Pinchus Perlmutter who was a plasterer/contractor; first children were a set of triplets, one died, now has 5 children; father came to America and brought back money, was killed in WWI; when immigrating the boat ran into a storm and sank, she and her children were saved on a lifeboat but many died; learning the daven; talks about life in Russia and life in Denver.
Overview Max P. Cowan describes his early life in West Denver, including synagogues and rabbis, life in cattle dealing and ranching in Colorado later in his life.